A deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna is getting all the attention on all forms of media whether it is social media, electronic media or print media as many including legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has demanded a legal action against those who are involved in this crime.
In the deepfake video, Rashmika Mandanna is seen entering the lift in an exposing outfit but in reality, it is not Rashmika, the video has been morphed and it is a British influencer named Zara Patel. After a huge uproar, the original girl in the video has reacted to this matter and in a post on her Instagram Stories, she has made it clear that she is not involved in any manner in the deepfake video incident and she herself is very disturbed and upset.
Here is the video:
A deepfake video of @iamRashmika has been doing the rounds on social media & It's Completely FAKE !!!
Deepfakes are the manipulation of facial appearance through deep generative methods ..
— Roвιɴ Roвerт (@PeaceBrwVJ) November 6, 2023
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Zara Patel wrote, “Hi all, it has come to my attention that someone created a deepfake video using my body and a popular Bollywood actress’s face. I had no involvement with the deepfake video and I’m deeply disturbed and upset by what is happening. I worry about the future of women and girls who now have to fear even more about putting themselves on social media. Please take a step back and fact-check what you see on the internet. Not everything on the internet is real.”
Earlier, Rashmika Mandanna also reacted to this matter and she expressed her fear of getting harmed due to this new technology especially for the women and she also thanked all those who supported her.
She wrote, “I feel really hurt to share this and have to talk about the deepfake video of me being spread online.
Something like this is honestly, extremely scary not only for me, but also for each one of us who today is vulnerable to so much harm because of how technology is being misused.
Today, as a woman and as an actor, I am thankful for my family, friends and well wishers who are my protection and support system. But if this happened to me when I was in school or college, I genuinely can’t imagine how could I ever tackle this.
We need to address this as a community and with urgency before more of us are affected by such identity theft. ”
I feel really hurt to share this and have to talk about the deepfake video of me being spread online.
Something like this is honestly, extremely scary not only for me, but also for each one of us who today is vulnerable to so much harm because of how technology is being misused.…
— Rashmika Mandanna (@iamRashmika) November 6, 2023
This certainly requires a strong legal framework and the culprits should get severe punishment.